Bargaining Bulletins

For faculty collective bargaining

Collective Agreements

For faculty members, librarians and archivists


Information about flex credits, health care, professional expense reimbursement

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty members, academic librarians and archivists.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.


UWOFA Schedules Strike Vote for Faculty Bargaining Unit

On the recommendation of the Negotiating Committee, UWOFA's Board of Directors has authorized a strike vote to be held from September 20-21 and from September 24-26, prior to the conciliation process.

Your negotiating team is committed to reaching an equitable collective agreement that supports and defends the university's core mission of offering high quality teaching and research comprehensively, across the university. 

For more information about what a strike vote means, read the full Bargaining Bulletin here

Standing in the shadows of the academy: Contract faculty at Western

The hidden work of contract faculty at Western

UWOFA strike vote: Frequently asked questions - Vol. 7 No. 9

Last week, UWOFA announced that a strike vote will be held for members of the faculty Bargaining Unit. Please see below for some frequently asked questions about the strike vote process. For more details about the process and, most importantly, the issues that remain on the table, please plan to attend a Bargaining Unit meeting on Thursday, September 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the Law Building, Room 52.

The Issues - Vol. 7 No. 8

Western is in an extremely strong financial position. The university’s 2017 financial statements report a $139.9-million surplus for the past fiscal year. Standard and Poor’s recently affirmed Western’s AA credit rating, noting the university’s “high levels of cash and available financial resources.” According to the rating agency, given its “independence with regard to ownership and operations”, Western’s “financial assets are sufficient such that it would likely not default on its obligations under a provincial stress scenario in which all government funding was temporarily disrupted”.

Celebrate Labour Day with UWOFA

London's annual Labour Day picnic is next Monday, Sept.